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Skrtic, Thomas M. – Harvard Educational Review, 1991
Critiques special education as a professional and institutional practice and public education as social practice. Compares the Education for All Handicapped Children Act and the Regular Education Initiative. Argues that school organization and specialized professional culture are not conducive to educational excellence and equity and proposes…
Descriptors: Academic Failure, Cultural Context, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education
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Singer, Judith D.; Butler, John A. – Harvard Educational Review, 1987
The authors report findings of a study on the Education for All Handicapped Children Act's implementation in five school districts across the country, conducted from 1982 through 1985. They focus on equilibration between federal demands and local capacity. Significant attitude transformation and social reform have occurred, but inequities remain.…
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Compliance (Legal), Elementary Secondary Education, Exceptional Persons
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Gartner, Alan; Lipsky, Dorothy Kerzner – Harvard Educational Review, 1987
Reviews the first decade of the Education for All Handicapped Children Act and evaluates the process of providing education to handicapped students. Examines changes in the place of the disabled in American society. Argues that a single educational system, special for all students, is needed. (Author/CH)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Disabilities, Educational Discrimination, Elementary Secondary Education